thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (Default)
Just watched the season premiere of Mad Men.


thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (Lion in Winter)
Kings: DUDE!

The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: <3 <3 <3

That is all.


Feb. 15th, 2009 11:57 pm
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Apparently I post once a week now? Er... oops? It's not intentional, I swear.

So I watched Dollhouse and have various thinky thoughts. They shall go behind a cut. Pure speculation here save for one bit which I'll white text. Most folks have already covered the "Well it wasn't AWESOME but it's Joss and Fox interfered with the pilot so I'll give it a few eps" thing, which is pretty much where I am as far as reviews. So my rambly thoughts here are mostly about the premise and where Joss might go with it.Again, behind the cut. )


Oct. 6th, 2008 10:04 pm
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (Nathan/Peter close)

*cuddles it and them to bosom*


Sep. 22nd, 2008 11:46 pm
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (Kringing)


Spoilery comments for the aired eps only behind the cut. Welcome back Heroes! )
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (Oh rly?)
Vacation, day one. Already I have done knitting and cuddling with kitties. There's been other stuff too but c'mon. Priorities.

Some links for you all! Including one I think is a must-see for everyone who is... what's the word I'm looking for? Oh yeah, alive. You can view Killing Us Softly 3, Advertising's Image of Women online thanks to googlevideo. It's a few years old but very sad how much has yet to change. (See also: Wrangler uses dead women to sell jeans. Which is from THIS WEEK WTF.) As Jean says, advertising sells more than products. Of note is how she also discusses racism. There's plenty of examples for that intersectionality that IBARW was talking about.

More links behind the cut... for after you've watched the above movie, of course )
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (doodle)
I have no idea if anyone would even want to, but if they would I tossed my name in the author list for dvd_commentary.

Should anyone do it, let me know so I can enjoy and pimp the results? =)
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (reading)
Okay, so another round of me sharing the links that I find during the day and any comments I may have on them.

The tags should indicate the topics )
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (reading)
So here's the thing: [ profile] christinenj got me into using Google Reader. One of the features of said reader is sharing items from your feeds with your Google Reader friends, complete with comments if you were so inclined. Naturally I can't keep my mouth shut on much, and really the only downside to this system that I have found is that all y'all aren't on Google Reader too (don't worry about linking me if you are, it won't change this).

Well gosh, I said to myself, if only I had some way I could share interesting links and articles with the folks I usually blog with.

Yeah, I'm slow.

Anyhoo, so here's me giving it a go. We'll see if this lasts once the new toy shine is off of it. In the meanwhile it's all behind a cut tag for ease of ignoring. Look to the tags for the post to get an idea what all is included.

From TBQ's world news central in her livingroom.... )
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (glasses)
An actual mod of that Harry Potter RPG (as opposed to the "YOUR HELP IS NOT HELPING" idiots in the comments) has asked for suggestions on what to rename their game.
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (Mike Rowe dirty)
A happier post, to help cleanse the palate:

You've probably heard of the Discovery Channel's I love the whole world commercial by now. But did you know that it has a live version?

Did you know the live version has, amongst others, Mike Rowe, Bear Grylls, and the Deadliest Catch boys? SINGING??

Watch. Watch NOW.

(Discovered - no pun intended - thanks to this post)
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (Al small words)
Today's definition of made of fail. Because as we all know it's super fun to co-opt horrific events from Nazi Germany for the purposes of whaddya call it? Oh yeah - ANYTHING. Lord almighty how does that even need explaining to people? Shouldn't this be right up there with the lesson on how you breathe in this invisible stuff around you called air and then a short time later you breathe it out again and that's how you keep your body from becoming unhappy?

And yanno, I realize this is waaaaaaaaaaaay down on the list of crimes here but under the category of "Even when you're wrong you're wrong" can we also point out Metaphors: Your friend, your enemy? Because yes you CAN use Harry Potter to talk about issues of racism and classism and slavery and war because the books do that already. You don't have to yank from real life events because the books have done the scutwork on the symbolism and allegory for you. Also? Half the frakking point of JKR's writing is the Dickensian use of names. How is it possible to be playing in the world of Rita "DO YOU GET IT? SHE'S A BUG" Skeeter and Remus "Werewolf McDidWeMentionTheWerewolfThing" Lupin and be saying to youself "You know, we lack for both the tools and the precedent to come up with an original name for our RPG so let's just grab the Nazi thing because clearly people will understand that there were no alternatives."

Fail fail fail fail FAIL.

[With a tip o' the hat to [ profile] zvi_likes_tv and [ profile] jennem for the heads-up]
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (Oh rly?)
Ever since I read Deadly Persuasion I can't help but look at ads in terms of what they're quietly selling, in addition to what they're obviously selling.

The obvious sell is for the product. "Buy/use this and your life will be better/faster/sexier/richer." The quiet sell - well that depends. For example, this commercial for Chase Visa that I just saw. Guy wants to buy a huge flatscreen TV, Chase offers a service where he can check his balance instantly and rest assured that he's got plenty of credit so he can buy the biggest TV in the store.

Obvious message: Use Chase Visa. Quiet message: It is totally acceptable to make huge and costly impulse purchases so long as you have plenty of credit available.

Other ads have other quiet messages ("Drink as much as you like! You've got a designated driver!") but it amazes me how often the "Spend as much as you want! You have credit!" ad comes up. After all, how many times do we hear "No payment until next year!" It becomes a small wonder that this country is having such a credit crisis. We're surrounded by a culture that convinces us that the norm is to buy now, worry about it later.

Semi related to all this, I came across this article on How to Inoculate Your Children Against Advertising. I figured quite a few of you on my flist would love reading it.
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (wincest?)
So on Thursday I was chatting with [ profile] kayteaenbee, as is my want, and I got to pondering about how episodes of SPN would be different if Joss Whedon wrote them. Not better or worse per se, just different. And as I am nowhere near the SPN expert that a good chunk of people on my flist are, I now put it to you:

How would episodes of SPN be different if Joss Whedon had written them?

Or hey: story arcs, character development, whatever. Instead of whatever ended up on the air Joss came in, wrote some stuff, and we got that instead.

I'll kick us off with Jus in Bello, but I'll put it behind a cut so as not to spoil anyone who hasn't seen the ep yet. I'm thoughtful like that... )

And that's all I've got. *thwack!* Your turn! :D
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Don't get me wrong. It's not that today is bad or anything. It's just that the morning zoomed by like a rushed, zooming thing whereas the afternoon has me doing a few thousand rounds of "Wait, it's only [fill in current time said in a gasp of disbelief with a hint of questioning the universe as to why it could be so cruel]???" You can see the contrast.

Conversation with my boss:

Him: Wait, it says here that you're [job title]. Why aren't you [slightly more impressive sounding job title]?
Me: I have no idea.
Him: Well what do you want to be?
Me: Which job title involves deciding who lives and who dies?

Unrelated to nothing except my urge to try to shove the clock along in a Hiro-like fashion, I've discovered that one small advantage of the WGA strike is that it's giving me a chance to catch the episodes of Gossip Girl that I missed. Which I mention in case anyone wants to share in my addiction. Stoney? Did you stick it out or drop it halfway through?

OMG you don't want to know how little time passed while I was writing this. GAH. END! END END END END END!

FNL, meme

Jan. 5th, 2008 12:33 am
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (love you)
FNL tonight = OMG. Go! Watch now!

Also, I shamelessly steal from [ profile] trollprincess:

Please comment with something you think I should do or try to do in 2008. Big or small, silly or earth-changing.
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (fucking wonderment)
I know I'm not the first to link it but the theft of Thamiris's LJ is something you should know about. (Link goes to Fandom Lounge on Journalfen. elke_tanzer has a good summary of it as well).

The more I read about this the more my mind boggles.
thebratqueen: Captain Marvel (Al facepalm)
The Star Wars Holiday Special IS that bad.

[ profile] lucifrix and I watched it with the Rifftrax and we still almost didn't make it to the end.

Luckily for me Mac has generously volunteered to sit in my lap and purr until the memories fade away.


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